Jordan Shimmell, 13-0 with 11 knockouts, moved up to heavyweight for his most recent fight and defeated “Dangerous” Damon Reed on Saturday February 22, 2014 by knockout at 1:59 of the 3rd round. Jordan knocked Reed down with a left hook to the liver in the 2nd round and then knocked Reed down three more times en route to the 3rd round stoppage. Damon Reed, who entered the fight at 47-17 with 32 KOs, had faced four current or former world champions during his career. In 2011, Reed lost a 10 round decision to James Toney and in his bout prior to that one had lost via 6 round stoppage to Hasim Rahman. Jordan Shimmell was able to stop Reed quicker than both of those former world champions. Jordan’s victory moved him up in the BoxRec cruiserweight rankings and he is now #3 in the U.S. and #31 in the world. Jordan is ranked #39 in the world by the WBC and #20 in the world at heavyweight by Sports-Ratings.com.
Jordan Shimmell dominated Damon Reed from the opening bell and used his jab to set up other punches and to control the ring. Jordan won the fight decisively by using his superior boxing skills, speed, power and ring generalship. Reed tried to use the tricks of the trade he learned during his nearly 19 years as a professional boxer but Jordan was able to fend off all Reed’s offensive attacks. Jordan used his defensive prowess to avoid Reed’s punches, elbows, and head-butts and then used some of his other skills to parry, feint, slip and counter Reed with a variety of head and body punches.
Jordan Shimmell continues to demonstrate the skills he acquired during his impressive 165 bout amateur career which included winning a record 7 Michigan Golden Gloves Open titles, 2 U.S. National titles, a National Golden Gloves title and a World Golden Gloves title. Jordan won the USBO cruiserweight title in October 2013 and continues to improve and move up in the rankings towards a world championship. Jordan is one of the top cruiserweight and heavyweight prospects in the world. Team Shimmell has been working diligently towards Jordan’s first nationally televised fight which they believe will happen within the next few fights.
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